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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Safety Options to Consider When Buying a Car


 A car is not only a big investment, but it’s also a powerful machine. It’s therefore essential to buy the safest vehicle for your finances, which can improve road safety for both you, your passengers, other drivers and pedestrians. To ensure you pick the right make and model, we are providing these five safety options to consider when buying a car.


Antilock Braking System (ABS)

A driver will want to feel in complete control of a vehicle at all times. For this reason, you should look for a car with an antilock braking system, which will stop the wheels from grinding to a complete halt during a hard brake. This will prevent the wheels from locking, even on a slippery surface, so a drive will still have steering control of the car during an emergency brake. Another big benefit of an antilock brake system is that it can often reduce your car insurance premiums, so not only will ABS improve your safety, but it will boost your bank balance too.

Head Protection Side Airbags

Side airbags can improve vehicle safety, as they can provide protection during a side impact. For example, they can be activated when a vehicle is T-boned by another car that crosses an intersection. You can often pay a little extra to have side bags incorporated into a vehicle.

Reverse Camera

Many modern cars offer a backup camera that will activate when a vehicle reverses. The center console screen will display a rear view, which can help with parking to prevent an accident causing harm to a car or pedestrian. Consider one of the many Toyota Hilux models that feature a backup camera.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

As stated, it’s essential for drivers to have full control of the vehicle. Electronic stability control (ESC) will, therefore, prevent a car from rotating if you turn a little too quickly for a condition, such as in bad weather. In fact, it can reduce the chances of a fatal rollover by 75%. Many modern cars and light-duty trucks now come equipped with electronic stability control, but it can also be a feature in many older cars too.

Forward Collision Warning

A forward collision warning (FCW) features cameras, lasers or a radar, or a combination of all three, which can scan the many cars ahead before alerting the driver if they are approaching a vehicle too quickly, or in the event of an imminent crash. Most forward collision warning systems will alert a driver with either an audible or visual signal, which will provide enough time to react to prevent impact. You could also select a car with automatic emergency braking, so a car can quickly hit the brakes if a driver fails to react.
Nothing’s more important than your safety when driving a vehicle, which is why you should consider a car’s protective features before you buy.


Have you bought a safe car? Do you have any road safety tips you would like to share? Write a comment below. 

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